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==Original Term Use==
 
In Canada, Proportionate Representation is defined and ensured in each of the constitutions. Specifically, it is ensured that the Provinces have Proportionate Representation of the provincial level in Section [https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/const/page-2.html#h-6 52] and [https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/const/page-16.html#h-56 42] of the constitution act of 1867 and 1982, respectively. These constitutions are the first known use of this term in this context. The concept was further codified in the [https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/annualstatutes/2011_26/page-1.html Fair Representation Act] in 2011. In Canada, this means that a [[regional system]] is required at least on the Provincial level in Canada so that the number of seats for each province is proportionate to the number of citizens in each province. This puts a fair amount of constraint on what electoral reform is possible without a constitutional amendment <ref>https://digitalcommons.osgoode.yorku.ca/sclr/vol76/iss1/18/</ref>. Proportionate Representation is defined such that Balanced Representation is directly implied. Recall [[Balanced Representation]] is that each member represents a similar number of citizens. It is not guaranteed by Partisan Systems or Proportional Representation.
 
==In Regional Systems==
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